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Geography, Weather, & Wildlife of Luxembourg

Geography

Luxembourger Geography - Landscape
Landscape

Luxembourg is a landlocked country located in the northwest corner of mainland Europe, in a region commonly known as "Benelux," which is a combination of the names "Belgium," "Netherlands," and "Luxembourg." Luxembourg is one of Europe's smallest countries and seems to be dwarfed by its two larger neighbors: France (south) and Germany (east). Luxembourg is also bordered by Belgium (northwest).

Geographically, Luxembourg is quite hilly and at elevation (relative to their Benelux neighbors), but still very accessible and far from mountainous.

Weather

Luxembourg, like neighboring Belgium and the Netherlands has a fairly temperate climate. Winters in Luxembourg City hover right around the freezing point (32° F (0° C)), while summers average about 65° F (18° C), although daily highs tend to be about 5-10° F (3-6° C) degrees warmer.

Wildlife

There are few mammals left in the wild in Luxembourg, although in the mountains you can still find deer and boar along with numerous smaller mammals. There is also a surprising amount of sea life for a landlocked country as the rivers and lakes are home to perch, carp, trout, and pike among others.

There is a large variety of birds that travel through Luxembourg as they migrate north and south. Depending on the particular species, these birds may stay a season or just stop by in passing to their final destinations.

This page was last updated: March, 2013